Friday, February 20, 2009

Tomato Saar

A cold breezy day and a bowl of hot tomato saar makes the perfect combo.
Tomato saar is somewhat similar to tomato soup in texture but taste-wise saar has no competitor.Saar can be served as a soup or as a side dish.This perfect blend of sourness and sweetness can win any ones heart.


3 large ripe tomatoes
1/2 cup homemade thick coconut milk (recipe here)
2"cinnamon stick
5-6 curry leaves
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup water
salt as per taste.
3 tbsp cilantro


Pressure cook the tomatoes for 2 whistles.Let them cool, remove their skin and puree them.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.Add cumin seeds,curry leaves,cinnamon stick and garlic.Fry for a min.Now add all the remaining ingredients except cilantro. Cook uncovered until the saar reaches the desired thickness.I personally don't like the saar watery.Just before serving add the cilantro and bring it to a boil.Serve hot.Makes 2 servings.

This is my entry for SWC:Soups hosted by Neha of Tasty Recipes.Thanks Trupti for the suggestion.


Asha said...

I love Tomato saar with green moong Usli. Great combo.Looks so yummy, good one Ankita.
Grated Carrot pickle sounds great, will try next time! :))

Trupti said...

Saar looks very delicious Ankita..perfecct for any day. If u want u can send this recipe to Neha's SWC:Soup event

Maya said...

Ya, I would love to have some hot saar now, really soothing to the tummy and tongue. Ur saar looks very good in texture. Nice one Ankita, and good to see you at my blog :).

Ankita said...

Thanks Asha,Trupti and Maya.

Neha said...

It looks delicious, thanx for the lovely entry..